Fuel Up and Fun: Exploring Buc-ee’s Supersized Gas Stations!

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When you find yourself needing to fuel up on your next road trip, be sure to look for the nearest Buc-ee’s. Fuel up your vehicle and your adventure-hungry spirit at this iconic travel stop, where every visit promises an unforgettable experience at the world’s largest convenience store.

Buc-ee's sign on the side of a building.

Known for more than just their clean restrooms, Buc-ee’s is a road-tripper’s dream with the world’s largest convenience store offering a wide range of goodies. From delicious snacks, beverages, and Texas-sized treats to unique souvenirs, you’ll find everything you need for your journey under one roof. But that’s not all! Buc-ee’s also boasts an impressive array of fuel pumps, ensuring you hit the road with a full tank. 

Buc-ee’s was founded in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1982, and as you know, everything in Texas is bigger, including Buc-ee’s! The beloved gas station is known for its friendly customer service, the cleanest restrooms, and its food and snacks. Some Buc-ee’s locations even have car washes!

Buc-ee’s has four locations in the state of Alabama – in Athens along Interstate Interstate 65, in Leeds off of Interstate 20, in Baldwin County in Loxley along the Baldwin Beach Express,  and (the newest location) in Auburn off Interstate 85 at Exit 50.

Buc-ee’s has expanded beyond Alabama and Texas, making its mark in various southern states like Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If you’re in Colorado or Missouri, get excited because Buc-ee’s is coming your way soon!

Buc-ee’s Food

In addition to typical convenience store snacks and drinks, Buc-ee’s offers fresh pastries, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky, homemade fudge, and brisket sandwiches.

Barbecue sandwiches being prepared.

They even have frozen foods ready for you to take home and bake.

Frozen foods in a freezer.

Buc-ee’s caters to your sweet tooth with its ever-open bakery, fudge station, jerky station, and Dippin Dots counter.

Stacks of fudge in a display case.

Breakfast hours are from 4:00 am until 11:00 am at their travel centers. Hot food made to order is available 24 hours a day. Lunch hours begin at 11:00 am.

Shopping

Forget something or need a last-minute gift? There’s a good chance you will find what you need at Buc-ee’s.

From cookbooks to dog treats to pajamas, they have it. Who wouldn’t love getting a Buc-ee’s souvenir?

Gas Pumps

With 100 – 120 pumps at most locations, customers at the super-sized convenience/gas station don’t have to wait long at the pump. Some locations even carry DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) and ethanol-free gasoline.

Why is the Buc-ee’s mascot a beaver?

Co-founder Arch Alpin was nicknamed “Beaver,” hence the beaver mascot. Alpin’s pet dog was named “Buck” and he combined the two to create Buc-ee.

Bronze statue of a beaver.

Does Buc-ee’s have a loyalty program?

Not at this time. They do have a credit card offered through TDECU (membership is required). 

Old red truck inside of a store.

Buc-ee’s World Records

  • With 74,000 square feet, the Sevierville, Tennessee location is the largest convenience store in the world.
  • The Buc-ee’s Katy, Texas location holds the Guinness world record for the longest car wash with a 255-foot-long conveyor.
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If you’re ever in need of a quick pit stop or just want to check out Buc-ee’s, hop on over and experience everything Buc-ee’s has to offer! You’ll discover why Buc-ee’s is more than a gas station – it’s a destination. Enjoy your Buc-ee’s experience! Happy travels!

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